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The First American Cotton Mill Began Operation


The Sparta Cotton Mill

The Sparta Cotton Mill in South Carolina in 1909; a lot has changed from the machinery built by Slater in 1790

CREDIT: “Sparta Cotton Mill, Spartanburg, South Carolina,” 1909. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Call Number PAN US GEOG - South Carolina no. 19 (E size).

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